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    Although BJP president Rajnath Singh has insisted that Advani remains the party’s “guide”, there is little doubt about the growing uneasiness in the BJP about Advani’s contrarian views (more…)

  • Jharkhand Cong leaders itching for a coalition govt

    Senior leaders like Subodh Kant Sahay insist on first giving a green signal to form the coalition govt in the state that is lying under President”s rule since the collapse of the JMM-backed BJP govt.

  • First navigation satellite launch in June

    Bangalore: India plans to launch its first navigational satellite in June, a top official of the Department of Space (DoS) said. The first Satellite of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) constellation, IRNSS-1 will be launched by PSLV-C22, said DoS Secretary and Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) K Radhakrishnan.

  • Dowry victim demands arrest of Odisha leader

    Bhubaneswar: The daughter-in-law of former Odisha law minister Raghunath Mohanty called for the immediate arrest of her husband and in-laws over allegations of torture for dowry, reports PTI.

  • 700 huts gutted in slum fire

    Kolkata: Around 700 huts in a slum were reduced to ashes in an early morning blaze at Mahestala in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district with local people alleging that the fire was deliberately started, reports PTI.

  • Goa’s first Lokayukta sworn in amid a black flag protest

    Panaji: Former Supreme Court Judge B Sudershan Reddy was on Saturday sworn-in as Goa’s first Lokayukta at Raj Bhavan amid protests by opposition parties who alleged that he was a “yes man” of the chief minister, reports PTI.

  • Andhra girls “mortgaged” for non-payment of loan rescued

    Karimnagar (AP): Two minor girls, who were “mortgaged” to a man by their parents after they were unable to repay a loan amount of Rs 34,000 taken from him, were rescued by police in Maithapur village, police said on Saturday, reports PTI. Accused N Jehangir, a black-smith, allegedly sexually abused one of the girls, besides engaging both of them as labourers, they said.

  • Bihar’s fight for spl status to benefit others states: Nitish

    New Delhi:  On the eve of JD(U)’s rally in the national capital, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said it should not be seen as a show of strength ahead of next Lok Sabha elections but was only an “attempt to get the rights” of Bihar which will also benefit other backward states, reports PTI.

  • Afzal hanging pits Jammu against Kashmir!

    Jammu: The execution of Afzal Guru has politically pitched the Hindu-dominated Jammu region against the Muslim-majority Kashmir Valley in Jammu and Kashmir. This is evident from the developments taking place in the state assembly ever since the budget session began Feb 28, reports IANS.

  • US bolsters missile defence to counter threat from N Korea

    Washington:  US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel announced to deploy new 14 interceptors in Alaska to bolster country’s missile defence system against the increasing threat from North Korea. “We will strengthen homeland missile defense by deploying 14 additional ground-based interceptors, GBIs, at Fort Greely, Alaska. That will increase the number of deployed ground-based interceptors from 30 to 44, including the four GBIs at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California,” Hagel told reporters, reports

  • ‘CIA may target Syrian extremists with drones’

    Los Angeles: The US Central Intelligence Agency is collecting information on Islamic radicals in Syria for possible lethal drone strikes against them at a later stage, reports AFP.

  • China wants to take Sino-Indian ties to new stage: Li tells PM

    Beijing; Seeking to enhance cooperation with India, China’s new Premier Li Keqiang told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that Beijing would like to promote strategic cooperation and partnership with New Delhi to a “new stage”.

  • Murdoch faces 600 fresh phone-hacking allegations

    London: Scotland Yard officers are reportedly investigating nearly 600 fresh claims of phone-hacking at media tycoon Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct UK tabloid News of the World. The latest allegations are linked with new evidence obtained by the Metropolitan police from a suspect-turned-informant, according to a report in the Guardian published on Saturday. Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper said new hacking information had been obtained from the phone records of an “insider” who

  • Princess Diana’s Pakistani lover suspects hacking

    London: Princess Diana’s former lover Hasnat Khan fears that her last few very personal messages left on his phone may have been hacked by British journalists as far back as 1996, reports PTI.

  • UN adopts plan to combat violence against women

    When countries were polled on their views on the final draft, there was fear among the declaration’s supporters that Egypt would oppose it, which would block the consensus required for adoption. (more…)

  • Russian who took hostages wanted to impress ex-lover

    Moscow: A former Russian army commando who took several hostages in a city in southern Russia, demanding money, a getaway car and a pizza, wanted to impress his ex-girlfriend. The 17-year-old girl was among the three people held at gunpoint by Alexander Kuptsov for several hours in a college in Astrakhan. Kuptsov, who threatened to blow the place up, was dubbed the “pizza terrorist” by Russian media, because a pizza and a

  • Shikhar Dhawan

    Dhawan creates history as India take firm grip at 283/0

    Mohali: An awe-inspiring Shikhar Dhawan made the day his own by bludgeoning his way to an unbeaten 168-ball 185 — the fastest-ever Test century by a debutant, as a dominant India left Australia bruised and battered in the third match of the series here today.

  • There wasn’t much bowlers could do on flat track: Starc

    Mohali: Australian pacer Mitchell Starc today said the “flat” Mohali track has made the job tough for the bowlers as close to 700 runs have been scored in two days of play in the third cricket Test, in Mohali.